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RFID tests police fitness, RFID toys teach sign language, and Motorola rolls out vehicle RFID reader.

RFID tests police fitness

Karnataka State Police in Bangalore will use radio frequency identification (RFID) strips during its recruitment process to ensure better transparency in its selection programme, reports Silicon India.

RFID readings will be taken from the potential police candidates during their initial endurance test; a screening process which has become mandatory from this year.

The technology will be rolled out during the recruitment process of police constables in 40 centres across the state. Currently the state police rely on entering the readings manually using stopwatches and timers.

RFID toys teach sign language

Southeastern University researchers in the US have developed a system that uses RFID-tagged toys to teach American sign language to deaf preschoolers, says RFID Journal.

Deaf students in Louisiana and Texas are using a system, known as `language acquisition manipulatives blending early-childhood research and technology` (Lambert), to learn sign language.

The US Department of Education gave a $390 000 grant toward the system, while software developed by Parton and Hancock enables a child to use an RFID interrogator to scan an item`s tag and view a video on a computer screen that shows a person demonstrating that item`s sign.

Motorola rolls out vehicle RFID reader

Motorola has released a RFID reader designed for warehouse vehicles such as forklifts, trucks and mobile carts, states RFID News.

Once installed on a vehicle, the RD5000 will automatically read any Gen2 RFID tag within range, making it suitable for asset tracking in warehouses and storage facilities.

The reader is available in the Australian market after successful trials and live testing by Motorola partner company Peacock Bros.

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